On one cruise, one of the entertainers said that cruise ships are the New Vaudeville. They are giving a lot of young people the chance to follow their dream and try to catch that big break.
How many catch the big break? Not many. How many High School football stars make the NFL? Not many. How many valedictorians win a Nobel Prize? Not many.
But to be young and follow your dream is a wonderful thing.
To be middle aged and know your dream is not going to happen, and to accept it, and be satisfied with a reasonable career and happy with your lot in life is a wonderful thing.
To be middle aged and know your dream is not going to happen and live a bitter and disappointed person is sad.